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Spysweeper program will not run

I accidently removed my spysweeper prgram from my computer. I reinstalled it but it came up with errors and it will not work now can you help me?

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Re: spysweeper program will not run

What are the Errors?
Here is a quick one to try.
Remove the prog again & then clean your registry.
If you havent got a reg cleaner Download Ashampoo3
(google search) Its a free 10 day trail prog but its good enough for what you need.
After cleaning Reinstall your spysweeper.
Your reg has probally still got some old info from the last installment of spysweeper & wants cleaning.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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Close the SpySweeper Program
  • If SpySweeper isn't closed properly, it may not uninstall completely. Click the SpySweeper icon on the Windows toolbar, then choose the "Exit" command to close it. Hold down the "Control," "Alt" and "Delete" keys at the same time to open the Task Manager. Select "Processes" and look for a process called "spysweeper.exe." If you find it, choose it and then click "End Process." Next, look for a process called "WRSSSDK.exe" and follow the same procedure to close it if you find it.

  • Uninstall SpySweeper
  • Go to the Windows "Start" menu from the toolbar, then choose "Control Panel." Locate the "Add/Remove Program" option and choose it. Once the list of available programs is populated, find and select SpySweeper. Click "Uninstall" and let Windows complete the uninstall process. You will get a message when it is done.

  • Test the Computer
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